Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

John Deere or Husqvarna (Need some help on deciding which one to buy)


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 01-30-2013, 11:34 PM
bruces bruces is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 828
Rep Power: 0
bruces is on a distinguished road
Default

we dont have a row like that up here ,the store jams all the returned crap outside into the back of the paver dept. ,and whenever I ask they say not for sale .All last summer there must of been 20 toro recyclers there amongst everything else and they wouldnt part with any of them .
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #22  
Old 01-31-2013, 05:33 AM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I have one in mine. Sometimes you find good stuff. It's like going on a dman treasure hunt to find it though.

The last time there was some pretty beat up stuff. I'll have to try next time and make an offer and see what they do! Thanks for that advice!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-31-2013, 05:17 PM
Michaelslandscape Michaelslandscape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 3
Michaelslandscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Steve,
I went with the Husqvarna RZ5426. Based on the reviews and Husqvarnas reputation I think for a non-commercial grade mower it was the best choice for the money. As far as how well it handles and holds up time will tell.

As a bonus I picked up 2 Husqvarna HU700FH ft-lbs 22-in Self-Propelled mowers that had been returned and had been sitting in the re-con area since November. They were asking $263.00 for one and $249.00 for the other. I offered $350.00 to take both of them and he said OK without blinking an eye. I probably could have got them for $300.00 but they retail for $329.00 each and there is nothing wrong with either of them other than they were used a couple of times and returned.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-03-2013, 07:28 AM
lov2mow lov2mow is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seacoast NH
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 4
lov2mow is on a distinguished road
Default

Dont be penny wise and pound follish, if you are serious about the lawn buisness buy a good commercial mower. time is money. you can mow when the grass is wet, its faster, better cut, and wont allways break down. it will pay for itself in no time. you will also be able to take on more lawns and that will help pay for it.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-03-2013, 09:54 AM
LawnCareMan280's Avatar
LawnCareMan280 LawnCareMan280 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 237
Rep Power: 3
LawnCareMan280 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation

I think you need a good commercial mower. I got a John Deere LX280 Lawn Tractor 48" deck non commercial. If you are looking for a good commercial mower I think you could go off with a gravely 260 z. My, uncle had this mower and it rocked nice zero turn capability for your large properties. But, the best commercial mower you should get a Toro Grandstand here's the link to check them out.http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU1FDzf0YMo Hoped this helped!

Travis
__________________
Travis: owner of Travis' lawn care

(Making your lawn look the best!)
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 02-03-2013, 02:38 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

I read somewhere the Husqvarna's were really good. I just wish I remember where I read it....
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-03-2013, 03:32 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lov2mow View Post
Dont be penny wise and pound follish, if you are serious about the lawn buisness buy a good commercial mower. time is money. you can mow when the grass is wet, its faster, better cut, and wont allways break down. it will pay for itself in no time. you will also be able to take on more lawns and that will help pay for it.
People dont understand this. They see reviews how they held up for a year or two for a homeowner and think its quality. They dont realize a commercial machine will last 10-20 years. My newest mower is 5 years old and my oldest is 21 years old.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-03-2013, 04:12 PM
willshome willshome is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Mass
Posts: 865
Rep Power: 0
willshome is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
People dont understand this. They see reviews how they held up for a year or two for a homeowner and think its quality.
Dog years are 1 year = 7 dog year
lawn care business are 1 week = 1 year (most home owners mow 30 times a year, we mow 30+ times a week)
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 02-04-2013, 07:39 AM
Michaelslandscape Michaelslandscape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 3
Michaelslandscape is on a distinguished road
Default

I want to thank everyone for their comments, opinions and advise. I really mean that.
I tried to really make it clear in my original post that I didnt have the money or the credit to go buy good commercial quality equipment right now. I am not ignorant of the fact that commercial equipment is the way to go. This is my first year and Im going to have to try and get by with what I can afford without breaking the bank or going into debt that I cant afford to repay.
Having said that I have 5 new walk behind mowers that I paid about $600.00 total for. I bought the Husqvarana RZ 5426 on credit at Lowes because thats the only credit source I have right now. I purchased 2 new Echo SRM 225 line trimmers off of E-Bay, one for $129 and one for $159. I also bought 2 new Husqvarna 125 B leaf blowers for $79.00 each. I still have enough money left for advertising, to buy a new 6x12 landscaping trailer and have enough money left to open my buisness checking account and have some available cash for unexpected things that might come up.
Ive done everything I can possibly do to get ready for the spring.
Why everyone keeps advising me to get things I dont have the money for I dont understand. I was hoping for some advice on which of the 2 zero-turn's to get, thats all. Thanks for all the advice but your telling me things I already know. Just because this is my first year doesnt mean I dont have a clue. I have been doing lawn care work on the side for about 10 years now and have 2 good freinds that have lawn care buisnesses. I have thought this through and been realistic about what I can and cant afford. Im not going to lay out my entire buisness plan here but I do know quite a bit more than the average guy who just jumps into this buisness.
So for those of you who are telling me that i need to get a good commercial mower...... No Sh**! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I never even thought about just going out and spending 10 or 20 thousand and starting out with the best equipment available.
How many of you had the money and just went out and bought the best commercial equipment in your first year. If you did good for you, I just am not as fortunate as you were money wise.
YOU HAVE TO START SOMEWHERE! So get of my butt for not buying things I dont have the money for.
Thanks for all the advice.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 02-04-2013, 08:45 AM
Michaelslandscape Michaelslandscape is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 20
Rep Power: 3
Michaelslandscape is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg'slawnandlandscape View Post
Go husqvarna but go with the rz5426 for two reasons a bigger blade deck and it has wider front tires which helps glide across grass the other ones have skinny tires that look like they would sink in right away. I have a husquvarna and it does everything I tell it to and lowes has the optional warranty package for if it breaks down they fix it 100% there cost I have had no problems with my machine and it does everything tow to mow. Plus the blade deck is so easy to take on and off. Remember with the lowes warranty that's 4 years of no repairs at cost to you and save recites for all parts you buy for the mower and send them to the warranty company for 25% reimbursement (blades,belts,filters,oil,and some accesorys)
Thanks for the advice, I did go with the RZ5426. It looks alot more durable than the JD and its a little faster and tighter. I didnt buy the extended Lowes warranty. I was right up front with the dept. manager who I know very well. He told me if I had problems with it 6 months from now and brought it in for repairs with to many hours for residential use they woulodnt honor the warranty so Ill put that money in the bank and use for repairs if and when I need it.
I appreciate the advice though.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
John Deere jasonw Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 8 12-02-2012 11:10 AM
John Deere GS30 Byron3243 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 15 06-04-2011 07:20 AM
John Deere Edger picframer General Talk 4 08-10-2010 04:50 AM
John Deere 757 dhearn Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 1 03-23-2010 04:13 AM
New John Deere picframer Show Off - Picture Post - Photo Gallery 22 03-12-2009 03:44 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Pictures of commercial...
avetslawncare
04-01-2015 09:47 PM
Yesterday 10:08 PM
by avetslawncare
31 1,255
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
Yesterday 08:49 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
71 5,735
I have ZERO confidence...
Just for Cuts
05-01-2015 04:24 PM
Yesterday 05:32 PM
by jrs.landscaping
16 254
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 12:41 AM
05-01-2015 01:13 PM
by jrs.landscaping
70 2,998
Latest video, Facebook...
Sprinkler Buddy
05-01-2015 06:54 AM
05-01-2015 01:09 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 93
weed
avetslawncare
04-16-2015 07:56 PM
05-01-2015 11:38 AM
by Steve
8 455
so i need somehelp with...
dalvan0
04-28-2015 07:43 PM
04-30-2015 10:55 PM
by avetslawncare
3 171
Anyone have a Lawn Care...
nishirandall
04-28-2015 08:45 PM
04-30-2015 12:00 AM
by Steve
1 141
mowing pic
joshlawncare
04-25-2015 12:34 PM
04-29-2015 10:55 PM
by Steve
5 250
Big (to me) mulch job
tl757
04-23-2015 05:32 PM
04-29-2015 10:51 PM
by Steve
14 420
Help with a truck
bdodson89
04-27-2015 08:15 PM
04-29-2015 10:47 PM
by Steve
4 182
Ford F250 Wheel loaders...
jrs.landscaping
04-28-2015 05:34 AM
04-29-2015 07:47 AM
by jrs.landscaping
2 129
New company in Michigan
SEM
04-24-2015 09:27 PM
04-28-2015 11:56 AM
by Steve
6 219
Correct me if I'm wrong...
SGL1
04-26-2015 02:41 PM
04-28-2015 06:57 AM
by SGL1
12 272
Total yard rehab
SGL1
04-23-2015 03:59 PM
04-27-2015 06:57 PM
by SGL1
11 342
equipment marketplace?
jrs.landscaping
04-27-2015 04:49 PM
04-27-2015 06:09 PM
by jrs.landscaping
2 132
Buying contracts /...
greenscaper123
04-26-2015 04:46 PM
04-27-2015 05:59 PM
by Steve
2 166
Lawn Care Service in...
Friscobob
04-24-2015 03:33 PM
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
by Steve
4 242
mowfinder
scaypa
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
04-27-2015 05:44 PM
by scaypa
0 107
what's the big deal...
Tony317
04-25-2015 02:19 PM
04-27-2015 05:43 PM
by Steve
3 182
Newb Question - Multiple...
DependiLawn
04-24-2015 11:36 PM
04-27-2015 05:36 PM
by Steve
1 166
maintandlawndispatch...
SGL1
04-21-2015 03:31 PM
04-24-2015 04:42 PM
by Steve
9 322
Thoughts on Undocumented...
element009
09-25-2011 11:08 AM
04-23-2015 09:32 PM
by Chilehead
56 15,719
Hello Everyone
DesignsByBnC
04-22-2015 04:07 PM
04-23-2015 02:19 PM
by DesignsByBnC
2 201
The upcoming rainy...
5StarLawnscaping
04-21-2015 01:22 PM
04-23-2015 12:54 PM
by Steve
7 292
color fliers?
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:32 PM
04-23-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
12 504
WARNING! Especially to...
SC93
04-19-2015 12:05 PM
04-22-2015 01:39 PM
by Steve
14 559
Could be great news for...
SC93
04-14-2015 11:06 PM
04-22-2015 01:28 PM
by Steve
15 615
quick pic
joshlawncare
04-14-2015 07:49 PM
04-21-2015 05:01 PM
by joshlawncare
4 432
Got Inspected today
swstout
08-09-2010 10:31 PM
04-21-2015 03:53 PM
by SGL1
10 4,115
Smoked my first belt!
SGL1
04-20-2015 08:46 PM
04-21-2015 03:28 PM
by SGL1
4 267
lawn care business...
holymoly
04-18-2015 02:56 PM
04-21-2015 06:18 AM
by holymoly
3 361
landscape insurance
clarkslawn
03-30-2015 10:14 PM
04-20-2015 10:02 PM
by SGL1
4 593
Poll & Discussion...
CHEESE2009
09-16-2011 06:16 PM
04-20-2015 08:20 PM
by avetslawncare
27 5,790
Aerating / Dethaching...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
04-12-2015 07:53 PM
04-19-2015 08:49 PM
by Chilehead
17 726
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
04-19-2015 09:21 AM
by KJ90
8 1,123
bidding a cemetery....
NPM_LLC
03-28-2015 10:56 AM
04-19-2015 05:26 AM
by RSE
22 1,173
Hustler Raptor
SGL1
04-13-2015 09:27 PM
04-18-2015 07:53 AM
by SGL1
15 633
is craiglist good to...
JBENI
04-16-2015 11:11 AM
04-17-2015 10:25 PM
by Wolf4dk
11 543
Am I missing something...
googus
04-11-2015 06:33 PM
04-17-2015 08:01 PM
by avetslawncare
10 675
Hello
sonny54
04-16-2015 09:49 PM
04-17-2015 03:10 PM
by Steve
1 295
Unreal
Chilehead
04-09-2015 09:12 PM
04-17-2015 08:27 AM
by Chilehead
11 687
starting a lawn care...
JBENI
04-14-2015 09:03 AM
04-17-2015 08:03 AM
by JBENI
14 701
Finally got a warehouse
avetslawncare
03-12-2015 07:52 PM
04-16-2015 07:52 PM
by avetslawncare
23 1,517
New 14 x 7 Enclosed...
whitepropertydetail
04-15-2015 06:46 PM
04-16-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 360
older used dump trucks
SECTLANDSCAPING
09-22-2011 12:33 AM
04-16-2015 12:41 PM
by biglee
21 8,178
Tax Poll
Steve
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
04-15-2015 02:13 PM
by Steve
0 342
lawn care by Aj
aj10261984
04-14-2015 06:50 PM
04-15-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
2 378
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 08:13 AM
04-15-2015 12:54 PM
by SC93
7 1,386
trying to sign up for...
JBENI
04-14-2015 10:20 AM
04-14-2015 12:11 PM
by Steve
1 1,215
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades blowout bush commercial deliquentaccounts demonstration design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental estimate facebook ferris foreman free advertising google growing a lawn care business how to husqvarna hydraulic jobs john deere quik trac landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan managing a lawn care business marketing more customers business mulch new business new mower patio install per hour service pricing pto scag v-ride secrets to landscaping sell the vision shell shreaded snow plowing sq ft square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns theft toro toro grand stand tractor auger trailer trailer mate pro tree up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:25 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy